Maungaraki has a number of recreation opportunities available to residents and visitors of all ages:
Situated close to the Maungaraki shops, the Dowse Drive playground has a range of activities for both local children, and shop owners wanting to take a quick break!
The Banksia Grove playground has plenty of space to allow the kids to burn off energy! With spectacular views over Lower Hutt, Wellington Harbour and Maungaraki, parents are sure to get a rest here as well!
Percys Scenic Reserve, accessed from the State Highway 2 Maungaraki Interchange, is a haven away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There are plenty of picnic spots, a duckpond with very extremely friendly ducks, bush walks, and an aviary.The waterfall walk is not always easy going, but well worth the trek!
Belmont Regional Park, with access off Oakleigh Street, is a very popular spot with a number of excellent walking and mountain bike tracks, through attractive native bush. Further details about the park can be obtained from the Wellington Regional Council website.
There are a number of lookout spots around this gret suburb, some with seating. Some of these spots are: